Saudi Arabia will never deviate from the application of Shariah without any discrimination
Saudi Gazette report
Riyadh — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman inaugurated the 3rd year of the 7th session of the Shoura Council on Monday with an address laying out the roadmap for the Kingdom’s domestic and foreign policies.
King Salman touched upon a number of issues, including developmental plans in the Kingdom and combating terrorism in the region.
The King called on the international community to put an end to Iran’s activities that threaten the security and stability of the region, and reiterated the Kingdom’s support for a political solution in Yemen according to Security Council resolutions and the GCC initiative.
King Salman said that Iran creates chaos and devastation in the region, interferes in surrounding countries’ internal affairs, and insists on sponsoring terrorism.
The King emphasized the need for the international community to put an end to Iran’s activities.
“The international community must put an end to Iran’s activities that threaten the security and stability of the region,” the King said.
On the issue of Yemen, the King said Saudi Arabia’s involvement was not a choice, but a duty to confront the Houthi militias. He said that the Kingdom supports a political solution in Yemen according to Security Council resolutions and the GCC initiative.
“We reaffirm our rejection of the attempts by the Houthi militias to impose their will on the people of Yemen and to obstruct efforts to reach a political solution. The Kingdom continues to provide support to the Yemeni people and the assistance extended over the last two years reached more than $4 billion.”
On domestic issues, the King said the Saudi citizen is the main driving force of development in the country, adding that development plans are achieving set goals at a satisfactory rate.
The King also stated that Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense who is also the chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs (CEDA), is focused on developing human resources and preparing the new generation.
King Salman said the Kingdom was founded on an Islamic approach based on the realization of truth and the foundations of the values of justice and the care for all citizens.
“We are proud of the efforts of the Kingdom’s judiciary and the Public Prosecution in carrying out the duties assigned to them. We confirm that this country will never deviate from the application of the Islamic Shariah law without any discrimination,” the King said.
King Salman stated that the Kingdom adheres to Islamic Shariah law and adopts the values of moderation and tolerance.
Source : Saudi Gazette